I provide face-to-face and online psychotherapy sessions through internet-based video platform (ZOOM).
In your sessions I will carefully attend to your current life and what brings you to therapy. I will ask you to describe your emotional problem or the difficulties you are currently experiencing. Together we will explore the contributing factors to these difficulties and your emotional response. I will ask you to share your feelings with me and this can sometimes be challenging and painful. We will work at your pace and I will share my observations with you, which, at times, you may not agree with. I will encourage you to be an active participant in your therapy sessions and together we will work to get to the bottom of your problems.
I offer clinical supervision and consultation services that are ISTDP informed.
Although, the theoretical framework is psychodynamic and draws mostly from the metapsychology of Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), you do not need any prior training in ISTDP to work with me. I am open to different theoretical models, and we can explore whether or not ISTDP principles might be helpful for your work.
I strive to keep up to date with the research in order to provide evidence-based practice and I enjoy the learning process in honing my own skills and witnessing my supervisees becoming more confident and skilled in their work. Therefore, I invest time and effort in maintaining and improving my competencies and skills through continuous learning across different theoretical paradigms and ongoing supervision.
I use a collaborative approach to both my clinical work and supervision in order to co-create a space of trust that can facilitate honesty and foster self-awareness and self-reflection. For this reason, I encourage open and honest feedback in order to evaluate the supervisory relationship and formulate goals.
Fees are available on request and are provided prior to booking appointments. I provide a limited number of sessions each week with reduced fees for Concession Card holders..
You may be eligible for a Medicare rebate of $128.40 with a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP). You can obtain a MHCP from your GP for up to 20 sessions each calendar year (between 1 January and 31 December). All you need to do is go to your GP and give them the name of the psychologist you would like to see.
I utilize evidence-based approaches including Intensive Short Term Dyinamic Therapy (ISTDP), Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and SchemaTherapy.
I don't provide medico-legal assessments and reports
My office is located in Beechworth serving the regions of Wangaratta, Wodonga, Myrtleford, Mount Beauty, Yackandandah and Bright.